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Oppenheim, Moritz Daniel
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(Jan 12, 1800, Hanau – Feb 26, 1882, Frankfurt am Main). Oppenheim, the son of a Jewish tradesman, spent his childhood in the seclusion of the Hanau ghetto. He received his artistic training at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where he was one of the earliest artists to work with lithography, and in the atelier of Jean Baptist Regnault in Paris.

His stay in Rome, Florence, and Naples from 1821 to 1825 left its mark on all his later work. The major works he completed in Italy include the Vertreibung der Hagar (1824/1826) and Die Heimkehr des jungen Tobias (1823). In 1825 Oppen…

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Merk, Anton, “Oppenheim, Moritz Daniel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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